1978 THE CRUCIBLE
Ezekiel Cheever / also as DSM
Hornchurch Queen's Theatre: John Bleasdale
[ * denotes that Graham Hoadly both understudied and played this character]
THE LEGEND OF DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT
Watford Palace Theatre 1st December 2001
The Spirit of the Bells - Louise Raven
Night Watchman - Paul Ainsley
Citizens of London - Paul Bartlett
- Kae Driscoll
- Hannah Hall
King Rat - David Nellist
Alice Fitzwarren - Lucy Hunter-James
Alderman Fitzwarren - John Pennington
Sarah the Cook - Graham Hoadly
Idle Jack - Michael Vivian
Cat - Claire Bailey
Dick Whittington - Caroline Head
Sultan of Morocco - Paul Bartlett
Terminator Rat - Paul Ainsley
Director - Chris Emmett
Assistant Director - Jeremy Bond
Designer - Mark Hinton
Lighting Designer - Geoff Spain
Musical Director - Martin Waddington
Choreographer - Debbie Flitcroft
"… there are classy song and dance routines ranging from music hall songs that thoroughly deserve this outing to a storming rendition of It's Raining Men from Sarah the Cook, aka veteran Dame Graham Hoadly … and a balloon ballet that is simply inspired! …!
Judi Herman: BBC Three Counties Radio 14 December 2001
"…while staying faithful to the legend, [Roy Hudd] has created a few set pieces that slot seamlessly in to the story, notably the brilliantly executed underwater scene, an hilarious balloon dance performed by Sarah the Cook (Graham Hoadly) and Alderman Fitzwarren (John Pennington), and a stunning version of It's Raining Men by the dame …"
Charlie Harris: The Watford Observer 7 December 2001
" … the standouts include a hilarious balletic balloon dance for John Pennington's spirited Fitzwarren [and] Graham Hoadly as Sarah the Cook …"
John Thaxter: The Stage 20 December 2001
This was my second appearance as Dame at Watford - and I closed the theatre!
Actually, it was closed for a massive refurbishment (not before time! Ooooh, that dressing room!!!) immediately after the final performance of Dick Whittington.
Another very jolly time with a great company.
It was fun to work with Michael Vivian again, who gave his usual sterling comedy performance as Idle Jack.
My love interest this year was dear old John Pennington as Alderman Fitzwarren … but perhaps the less said about our balloon dance the better…!